Get Involved in LMC Task Forces

Consider participating in one of the League’s task forces that work in conjunction with the League’s four policy committees.
(Published Jul 30, 2018)

Learn, network, and help develop the League’s legislative platform on specific issues by joining your colleagues in serving on an LMC task force. The League has four task forces: the Data Practices Task Force, the Development Finance Task Force, the Elections Task Force, and the Telecommunications Task Force.

When and where are the meetings?

The task force meetings take place in August and/or September. The Data Practices, Development Finance, and Elections task force meetings are held at the League, 145 University Ave. W., in St. Paul. The Telecommunications Task Force will review the policies online this year to allow members to participate based on their own schedule.

2018 Meeting dates

Data Practices: Friday, Aug. 17, and Tuesday, Sept. 4, 1-3 p.m.
Development Finance: Wednesday, Sept. 5, 9-11 a.m.
Elections: Tuesday, Aug. 21, 1-3 p.m.
Telecommunications: Monday, Sept. 20, 1-3 p.m.

What if I can’t attend each meeting in person?

An online meeting option (GoTo Meeting) is available. To participate this way, contact LMC staff at advocacy@lmc.org

What is the role of the task forces?

The task forces discuss policy issues for their particular subject area and then share recommendations with LMC policy committees.

  • The Development Finance Task Force makes recommendations to the LMC Improving Local Economies Policy Committee.
  • The Elections Task Force makes recommendations to the LMC Improving Service Delivery Policy Committee.
  • The Telecommunications Task Force makes recommendations the Improving Local Economies Policy Committee.
  • The Data Practices Task Force makes recommendations to the Human Resources and Data Practices Policy Committee.

Who can be on a task force?

Current city officials and staff are eligible, including city councilmembers, mayors, city administrators, assistant city administrators, clerks, human resource staff, municipal election officials, public safety staff, engineers, finance directors, economic development staff, and others. Committee members can be new to their city position, have many years of experience, or somewhere in between. Not all task force members are also members of LMC policy committees. While any member city may have more than one person serving on a committee, each city will have only one vote on policies or other committee business.

What benefits are there to serving on a task force?

It is a great way to become involved with the League, network, and learn about different ways of doing things. Task force members share and become aware of federal-level issues and associations. In additions, members are sometimes consulted or called upon during the legislative session for their particular expertise on an issue and service to the task force.

—See a list of 2017 task force members

How do I join a task force?

Contact Laura Ziegler and Heather Corcoran at advocacy@lmc.org.